Friday, October 7, 2016

Beyond absurd, into crazy

I haven't listened to Rush Limbaugh for a long time.  I used to, for amusement and to keep tabs on what the far right was thinking.  (They've gone beyond him now, I think.)  But the drug addict blowhard is still on the air somewhere, I guess, and maybe he needs to make increasingly crazy statements just so his listeners will pay attention and he can get the occasional news story mention.

Well, that's what happened with this doozy -- his claim (along with Matt Drudge) that the National Hurricane Center is fudging storm data to make it appear worse, to support the "bad effects" predicted for climate change.

What he doesn't realize is that hurricanes are way too finicky and flaky to be a good indicator of anything.  Better look at extreme rainfall statistics, for one thing.

But here's the article about it in the Daily Mail, along with an excerpt;  judge for yourself if this is absurd, totally ridiculous, or downright crazy nuts.

Is Hurricane Matthew a conspiracy? Rush Limbaugh claims extreme weather is 'in the interest of the Left' because they exaggerate the danger to draw attention to climate change

The conservative talk show host said the reports from the National Hurricane Center were 'tainted', because it was part of the federal administration which was answerable to President Barack Obama. 
'It's in the interest of the left to have destructive hurricanes because then they can blame it on climate change, which they can desperately continue trying to sell,' he said on his show.
"Limbaugh claimed 'hurricanes hitting a swamp is worthless to the climate change crowd' and he accused hurricane trackers of being responsible for exaggerating the danger to population centers."
Maybe he could tell that to the million+ people in Florida (and probably Georgia by now, too) who don't have power.

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